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By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit What do you do when your dream of developing a sustainable way of living, not only supports you and your family, but provides more resources than you can utilize? For many farmers, the answer to this is simple: start a farm store or stand. These “stores” can be as […]

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Farm Credit System institutions and the local food movement have a bright future together, Dr. Jill Long Thompson, Board Chair and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration, said last month. “I believe that the Farm Credit System and members of the local food movement have an exciting future,” Dr. Long Thompson said. “Working together, you […]

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MidAtlantic Farm Credit, a members-owned cooperative and an institution of the national Farm Credit System, recently published their 2013 annual report. This publication celebrates 97 years of serving agriculture. The report also discloses 2013 financial information. MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s net income, which increased from $51.7 million in 2012 to $68.0 million in 2013, was a […]

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By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and has developed as a great way to involve the community in providing substantial financial support to local producers in return for a weekly (or bi-weekly) delivery of their purchased “share” of produce. Many CSA’s are aimed at providing fresh, organic, and local […]

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In the spirit of our 2014 annual meeting theme, “lending a hand”, we’d like to give a hand to our over 1,500 members and guests who attended one of our five meetings over the past two weeks! Each meeting included a great meal, fellowship with other guests, remarks from our CFO John Wheeler and CEO […]

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Serving the ag community is what MidAtlantic Farm Credit is here for. It’s been part of our mission for almost 100 years to provide not only financial stability and support to our borrowers, but to provide opportunities for our future farmers and to recognize their outstanding efforts, and we’re proud to support the 4-H awards. […]

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As technology grows more advanced every day in the ag industry, operations need to decide whether to invest in staying a step ahead of the game or risk falling behind. Bowman Fruit Sales in Timberville, Virginia, have chosen to stay competitive in the orchard business by implementing tons of new technology while still preserving the […]

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Westminster, MD – MidAtlantic Farm Credit has selected the students who will receive a combined total of $18,500 in college scholarships. The recipients are located throughout the five regions MidAtlantic Farm Credit serves. This year’s scholarship recipients are: Morgan Alexander of Berryville, Virginia (daughter of Chuck and Linda Alexander); Allyson Balmer of Manheim, Pennsylvania (daughter of […]

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Today, March 25, 2014 is being celebrated throughout the country as National Agriculture Day. It is a day to recognize the abundance provided by agriculture, whereas every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to celebrate the contributions of the number one industry in the country. So, […]

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With the average dairy herd size being around 100 cows, the Jones family’s herd of about 2,650 presents their operation not only with greater challenges than normal but even greater rewards. The family manages their herd on a 2,000 acre farm, using an ample amount of acreage to grow forage for the herd, mix and […]

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